Jean-Paul Sartre: Politics and Culture in Postwar France

Jean-Paul Sartre: Politics and Culture in Postwar France

by Michael Scriven


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Jean-Paul Sartre: Politics and Culture in Postwar France by Michael Scriven

Offers a critical assessment of Sartre's political response to Gaullism, communism, and Maoism, and of the manner in which his political and ideological views were mediated in the theatre, in art criticism as well as in the press and audiovisual media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333633212
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 06/23/1999
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 193
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael Scriven is Professor of European Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations Preface Acknowledgements Initial Thoughts PART I: SARTRE'S REVOLUTIONARY POLITICS Sartrean Politics: Transition and Division Sartre and de Gaulle: Two Conceptions of France Sartre and the Nizan Affair: The Cold War Politics of French Communism Sartre and the Politics of Violence: Maoism in the Aftermath of May 1968 PART II: SARTRE'S CULTURAL POLITICS Sartre and Commitment: Reinventing Cultural Forms Myth Versus Satire: The Dramatised Politics of Sartre's Nekrassov Ideological Art Criticism: Sartre and Giacometti Mediated Politics: Sartre and Chomsky Revisited Postscript: A Final Word on Sartre English Translation of the Principal Titles Cited in French Notes and References Bibliography Index

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